Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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What??
by Almindor on Thu 21st Dec 2006 13:38 UTC
Almindor
Member since:
2006-01-16

What is the guy talking about? Lack of innovation? Lack of development?

I don't get it? Right now Linux desktop is the 1st place when it comes to bells and whistles. You can't even compare how far in front Beryl/AIGLX is from eg: Aero. I can't compare MacOSX but afaik they don't even have 3d support properly yet?

So wtf is this about? Personal rant? Do you want the number of releases to go up all the time or what?

Windows gui hasn't changed in ages, it took 5 years for one change now, how's that for slow moving?

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RE: What??
by wargum on Thu 21st Dec 2006 16:05 in reply to "What??"
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

> You can't even compare how far in
> front Beryl/AIGLX is from eg: Aero.

How is it better? Aero is nor limited to only a number of compatible graphiccards, is stable and some apps that are incompatible make it go into fallback mode, wothout restarting the WM. Yeah, it hasn't the Exposť clone, granted, but I guess thats because Steve Ballmer fears to get beaten up by Steve Jobs.

> I can't compare MacOSX but afaik they don't
> even have 3d support properly yet?

WTF??? The Mac Desktop is an OpenGL scene for YEARS! It's the gold standard for 3D accelerated WMs.

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RE[2]: What??
by collinm on Thu 21st Dec 2006 17:54 in reply to "RE: What??"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

you forget that before os X, macos was very bad

that take how many years to apple to have a solid os?

too much time

new release of os X will have multiple desktop...
linux have that since begining

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RE[2]: What??
by Almindor on Thu 21st Dec 2006 17:46 in reply to "What??"
Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

How is it better? Aero is nor limited to only a number of compatible graphic cards, is stable and some apps that are incompatible make it go into fallback mode, wothout restarting the WM. Yeah, it hasn't the Exposť clone, granted, but I guess thats because Steve Ballmer fears to get beaten up by Steve Jobs.

What has that got to do with being better? Aero is very simple compared to beryl. Beryl is simly further along the line and moving steadily forward although I admit it has it's quirks.

Your hw point is worthless since it has nothing to do with either of them.

WTF??? The Mac Desktop is an OpenGL scene for YEARS! It's the gold standard for 3D accelerated WMs.

Hardly the "standard" since almost nobody uses it but perhaps it was the first? Dunno, but I tought it doesn't have the bells and whistles. As I sayed I never even touched a mac.

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RE[3]: What??
by godawful on Thu 21st Dec 2006 19:27 in reply to "RE[2]: What??"
godawful Member since:
2005-06-29

here is a fine place to learn a little
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/quartzextreme/

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RE[3]: What??
by wargum on Thu 21st Dec 2006 20:08 in reply to "RE[2]: What??"
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

> Hardly the "standard" since almost nobody uses it

Yeah right, every Mac user uses it, that really is 'nobody' :-P

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